Laura Rogers is a licensed psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. Laura was a founder of the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School, and served in a number of school leadership roles there from 1995 to 2008, including school psychologist and director of student services. She also helped to develop the New Teacher Collaborative, a site-based teacher preparation program in the Theodore R. Sizer Teachers Center. Laura is committed to understanding the developmental pathways of child and adolescent experiences in schools. She is particularly interested in helping school psychologists and teachers become attuned to how children and adolescents experience instructional practices and the social climate of schools. Prior to her work in the Parker Charter School, Laura worked as a clinician in a variety of settings in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Kathmandu, Nepal, including in private practice, prisons, a health clinic, and a child guidance clinic. She teaches courses in adolescent development, serving children with special needs, assessment, and school-based consultation.